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uBettina Wethu

Genres: Comedy-Drama, Telenovela
Broadcast on: SABC1

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Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
SABC1 05 Apr 2021 28 Jul 2021 Monday-Wednesday, 19h30 51


Season 1

uBettina Wethu is a South African adaptation of the Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea, also known as Ugly Betty.

The series follows the journey of a wholesome, intelligent-but-gawky people-pleaser with a dated, unsophisticated sense of style, who finds her self-worth and image challenged when she is employed at Nubia, a brand management company, where people value image over substance.

Bettina Sikhakane is a kind-hearted, smart, career-focused woman, with a dream of running her own company.

When she lands a job as the PA to Nubia's new MD, she has to contend with her colleague's assumption that because of her quirky style and kindness, she must be stupid.

She has to battle her growing love for her boss, clouding her already blurred boundaries and posing a risk to a job that means everything to her.

The series stars Farieda Metsileng as Bettina, Mbasa Msongelo as Mpilo, Zweli Dube as Dingaan, Ayanda Bandla, Tsholo Mashishi as Linda, Motshabi Tyelele as Aunt Ethel, Sizwe Moeketsi as AJ, Lesego Tlhabi as Zaza, Manie Malone as Naomi, Brighton Ngoma as T-Bang, Mhairi Fergusson as Amanda, Mike Potter as Brandon, Alex Sono as Reggie and Elliot Makhubo as Israel.

uBettina Wethu is a Viu Original, co-produced by Viu South Africa and Known Associates Entertainment in association with SABC1, the Department of Trade Industry & Competition South Africa, Canal+ International and The National Empowerment Fund.

The head writer is Vanessa Jansen, leading a team of writers and storyliners including Gillian Breslin, Brad Katzen, Muzi Mthembu, Neiloe Whitehead, Julian Koboekae, Lentsoe Serote, Lurdes Maswanganye, Sphamandla Madondo, Nina Mncube, Bakang Sebatjane, Carrie Doherty, Lihle Msimang, Wilson Shaddai and Stephan Bester.

The series is produced by Tshepiso Chikapa Phiri and directed by MQ.

The original music score is by Neill Solomon and the opening title music is by DJ Sphectacula and DJ Naves.


Season 1 Cast

as
Bettina Sikhakane

as
Mpilo Hadebe

as
Dingaan Jiyane

as
Lakhe Amon

as
Linda Jiyane

as
Aunt Ethel

as
Zaza Moloi

as
T-Bang Moeketsi

as
Israel Sikhakhane

as
Wendell

as
Max

as
Sibu

as
Nomthandazo

as
Roxanne (as Rotisang Thandekiso)

as
Tjovitjo

as
Oba

as
Pinky Khalipha

as
Sizwe Myeni

as
Martha


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